Positive symptoms are ‘positive’ because they are an addition to a person’s normal experience. Not because they are a good thing.
The main positive symptoms in psychosis are:
- Delusions (Beliefs obviously not true to other people)
- Hallucinations (Including hearing things, such as ‘voices’)
- Disorganised thinking (Literally trouble ordering thoughts, thoughts seem sped up, slowed down or muddled)
- Incoherence of speech (including new and mixed up words)